Luckily for us we have a client that is understanding of what a human requires, after a long haul flight. If you are going to impart vital information to students, you need to be on your game, with plenty of materials, well rested and rejuvenated.
We arrived in Venna at midday and were greeted by the International Head of Health and Safety, Brian Darlington and his wonderful wife Aneta at the airport. It is truly flattering to be greeted at the airport, rather than catching a Taxi to your hotel.
My first wow moment was the architecture, buildings with no verandah, entirely alien to me, this not Adelaide! A small lane way to our hotel finished the morning off with delight.
After 42 hours of travel, sitting down, we were ready to stretch our legs and discover the city. It was delightfully warm after a cold and wintery Adelaide. While we had a quick lager at a café we discussed what we would see first. In such a beautiful city full of Cathedrals, Museums and Galleries, it is hard to know where to start. We decided that for today Freud’s Museum was the best idea.
It was great to see the Freud had a semiotic cupboard as well, collecting artifacts from ancient civilisations to help with his understanding of people and culture. The father of Psychoanalysis is mandatory for anyone who studies Social Psychology
Our hosts dined with us at Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) (MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst), a wonderful experience and beautifully appointed restaurant where I had an obligatory Weiner Schnitzel.
We both retired early, it had already been a sensory overload.